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 Arequipa Festivities Calendar


January:

  • 06th, Epiphany, old tradition in Tiabaya
  • 20th, Feast of "Señor de la Sentencia" in Chuquibamba and Siguas; San Sebastián day in Pinchollo- Caylloma.

 

February.

  • 02nd to 08th, Feast of "Virgen de la Candelaria" in Chivay, Cayma and Characato.
  • 11th, Feast of "Nuestra Señora de Lourdes" in San Francisco Church.

March.

  • Holy Week (movable dates): Paucarpata Lent Sunday; Feast of "Jesus de Nazareno" in Paucarpata;  Easter Sunday, Midnight muss, Easter Soup and Burn Jude Apostle representation all around the city, and in the traditional neighborhoods of Yanahuara, Tiabaya and Cayma;  Cuasimodo Sunday in Tiabaya.

April.

  • 01st - 02nd, Feast of "Virgen de Copacabana" in Condesuyos; Feast of  "Virgen del Paso" in Caravelí.

 

 

May.

  • Crosses Month, it is celebrated in all churches around Arequipa.
  • 01 st, Feast of "Virgen de Chapi" in the Chapi Sanctuary and Chapi Chico Church.
  • 01st - 07th, Touristic week in Cotahuasi.
  • 13th, "Nuestra Señora de Fatima" it is celebrated in Santo Domingo Church.
  • 13th Feast of "San Isidro Labrador" in Sachaca and Chuquibamba.
  • 15th, Feast of "San Isidro" in Tiabaya, it is carried out a procession with agricultural products offering from the place.

June.

  • 2nd Sunday, Feast of "Niño Terremotito" in Saint Teresa Convent.
  • 3th Sunday, Feast of "Señor de la Paciencia" in the traditional neighborhood of San Lazaro.
  • Whit Sunday, in Alata;  Feast of Holy Spirit in Tiabaya.
  • 27th, Feast of "Virgen del Perpetuo Socorro" in Tiabaya
  • 29th, Saint Peter and Saint Paul Day, it is celebrated in all churches around Arequipa.

July.

  • 16th, Feast of "Virgen del Carmen" in Cabanaconde, Pampacolca and Yura, also in the Sain Teresa Convent
  • 25th, Feast of James Apostle in Polobaya, Coporaque and El Madrigal.
  • 26th - 2nd, Feast of "Virgen de Santa Ana" in Maca, Caylloma.

August.

  • 3th, "Del Paso" procession, the graven imagenes of Santo Domingo and San Francisco meet each other on the way.
  • 8th - 15th, Feast of "Virgen de la Asunta" in Chivay, Andagua and Machaguay.
  • 15th, Arequipa Anniversary, it is carried out the Arequipa International Fair, where we also have artistic and recreation activities, volcano Misti ascent, craftmanship fair, etc.
  • 15th, Feast of "Virgen de la Asucion" Arequipa´s patron saint.
  • Movible date, Feast of "Corazon de Jesus" in Tio Chico traditional neighborhood.
  • 30th, Feast of "Santa Rosa de Lima" in Saint Rose Convent and in La Tomilla and Huarcanqui.

Setember.

  • 8th, Feast of "Virgen de las Peñas" in Castilla; Feast of "Virgen de los Remedios" in Socabaya.
  • 14th, Anniversary of the Coronation of "Señor Justo Juez" and Feast of "Vigen de la Macarena" in La Compañia Church.  Feast of "Cristo e la Caridad" in Santa Martha Church.  Feast of "Señor de Huanca" in La Merced church and in Yura.

October.

  • 15th - 19th, Agricultural Fair in Viraco, with tipical "Corridas de Toros" (bull fights) and the Decentralised Industrial Fair.

 

November.

  • Month of "guaguas" (long shape bread with a face of a baby); there is a tipical baptism ceremony with these "guaguas".

 

December

  • 8th, Feast of "La Inmaculada" in Chivay, where we can appreciate the traditional festivities from the Colca villages: Witite dance and others with folklorick custom clothes.
 


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